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Trump Can’t Block Twitter Users – Violates 1st Amendment

Trump cannot block Twitter users for the political views they have expressed, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled on Wednesday. Blocking users from viewing his Twitter account is unconstitutional and a violation of the First Amendment,  Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald wrote in her ruling.  “While we must recognize, and are sensitive to, the President’s personal First Amendment…

Internet Falls For Trump-‘Gorilla Channel’ Parody

Amid startling disclosures about life in the Trump White House, Twitter users fall for a satirical fake excerpt from Michael Wolff’s book that claims the president is obsessed with gorillas. Lots of Twitter users took seriously the hoax excerpt, which included the claim that Trump spends 17 hours a day watching videos of gorillas fighting,…

Twitter: Employee Deactivated Trump’s Account On Last Day at Work

Twitter announced late Thursday that President Trump’s account had been briefly deactivated earlier in the evening not as a result of “human error,” as initially reported, but by an employee on his or her last day of work. “Through our investigation we have learned that this was done by a Twitter customer support employee who…

Report: Twitter Erased Data Potentially Crucial to Russia Probes

Twitter, which may have been one of Russia’s most effective weapons in its efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, erased user data and posts that would have been valuable to investigators probing the interference, Politico reports. Cybersecurity officials said the site’s strict privacy policy may have led to deletions of the information, which…

Trump Sends Vague Midnight Tweet About ‘Negative Press Covfefe’

Donald Trump has been active on Twitter since his return from his first overseas trip as president. And he kept the ball rolling with a tweet shortly after midnight on Wednesday morning. But it is not at all clear what the president was tweeting about. “Despite the negative press covfefe,” Trump wrote.

Anonymous Declares #Daeshbags ISIS Trolling Day [VIDEO]

Following the hacking of several hundred Isis Twitter accounts, Anonymous has announced it will carry out an ‘Official Isis Trolling Day’. In a GhostBin posting, an Anonymous member claimed “We will mock them for the idiots they are”. “We ask you to show your support and help against Isis by joining us and trolling them,”…

Stewart Is Back To Shame Congress Over #WorstResponders [VIDEO]

Jon Stewart returned to The Daily Show for the first time since passing the torch to new host Trevor Noah in August to provide an update on a cause he has been supporting for years: Funding healthcare for 9/11 first responders. Stewart popped up in the second half of the show (“Are you lost?” new…

CNN Reporter Suspended for Refugee Tweet

CNN global affairs correspondent Elise Labott was reportedly suspended for two weeks for posting a tweet after Thursday’s House vote to halt the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the United States. The House passed a bill 289-137 to suspend the program allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the country until national-security agencies determine…

Trevor Noah Recalls Emergency Appendectomy Trip [VIDEO]

Trevor Noah is back to “The Daily Show” after experience first hand Health Care in America over an emergency appendectomy, he was taken to the emergency room Tuesday with abdominal pain. “Although I don’t know if ’emergency room’ is the right term, because they make you wait,” he said. “I feel like there should be…

Trevor Noah Finds It Hard To Admit Trump Is Right About 911 [VIDEO]

Trevor Noah had a hard time admiting that for once, Donald Trump is right about something. Trump and Jeb Bush have been fighting all weekend over 9/11 and whether George W. Bush was at all at fault. And Noah said, “I’m sorry to say this, but strictly, within the factual confines of that sentence, Donald…

George Zimmerman Retweets Photo Of Trayvon Martin’s Body

Responding on Friday to a fan on Twitter who called him a “one man army”, George Zimmerman retweeted out a picture of the body of Trayvon Martin as lay in the grass. Twitter user @SeriousSlav tweeted out the photo, writing, “@TheRealGeorgeZ Z-Man is a one man army” Last month, the acquitted killer of Trayvon Martin…

Democalypse 2016 – Election Cycle Makes Jon Reconsider Retirement

With ‘The Donald’ Trump thinking about joining in on the GOP race for President and hopping into the clown car, it’s hard for Jon to think about retirement. The crowded race for the Republican presidential nomination heats up with some unusual campaign approaches. Meanwhile on the democratic side, Bernie Sanders jumps in to the race,…

Twitter Welcomes President Obama [VIDEO]

The White House confirmed President Obama joins Twitter on Monday. Under the handle, @POTUS, Obama gained 1.4 million followers within a few hours. “Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account,” he wrote in his first tweet. The new account will feature tweets coming exclusively from the president,…

Twitter Suspends 2000+ ISIS Accounts

Twitter is waging its own war against ISIS, shutting down at least 2,000 accounts that are connected to the terror group’s members over the past week. According to terrorism analyst J.M. Berger, 13 of the 16 major ISIS distribution accounts were suspended, and it has long been thought that ISIS uses Twitter as a recruiting…

Tweets to Appear in Google Search In Real Time

Twitter reportedly reached a deal to include the 140-character tweets in Google search results. The deal means Google will have automatic access to the stream of data from Twitter’s website, which it previously had to crawl for information. The move is part of a larger effort to attract more people to Twitter as growth slows…

OOPS!! New England Patriots Tweet Thank You Includes N-Word

We apologize for the regrettable tweet that went out from our account. Our filtering system failed & we will be more vigilant in the future. — New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 14, 2014 The New England Patriots have apologised after a gesture on Twitter to celebrate their 1,000,000th follower saw the NFL franchise create a…

Twitter acquires Twitpic domain and photo archive

Twitpic announced today that it has reached an agreement to be acquired by Twitter, saving millions of photos that were set to go up in smoke later today. In a blog post, founder Noah Everett said “we have reached an agreement with Twitter to give them the Twitpic domain and photo archive, thus keeping the…

Twitter Sues DOJ for Right to Reveal Surveillance Requests

Twitter Inc. sued the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, intensifying the Internet company’s battle with federal agencies as the self-described champion of free speech seeks the right to publicly reveal more details about the extent of government surveillance. In a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for Northern California, Twitter argued that current…

Twitter employees threatened by ISIS-affiliated group

A Twitter account associated with ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, issued disturbing threats Monday, calling for the assassination of Twitter employees in San Francisco, according to a number of news outlets. The ominous tweets came as the social media company has sought to crack down on accounts associated with ISIS and propaganda posts…

Twitter to Remove Photos of Dead

A week after the daughter of Robin Williams quit Twitter after receiving nasty images of him from online trolls, Twitter announced Tuesday it will remove images and videos of deceased people per the family’s request. “In order to respect the wishes of loved ones, Twitter will remove imagery of deceased individuals in certain circumstances,” Twitter…

Brazil’s World Cup win beats Super Bowl on Twitter

Nervous Brazilian soccer fans took to Twitter to breathe a collective sigh of relief Saturday, with the final, tense-filled minute of a penalty shootout against Chile generating more buzz online than Super Bowl. Almost 389,000 tweets were generated in the minute after Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara’s penalty shot hit the right post and allowed Brazil…

Prostitution Sting To Be Live-Tweeted By Police

Names and photographs of suspects arrested for soliciting prostitutes will be published on a police force’s Twitter account. It is believed that officers in Maryland will be the first to use social media to ‘name and shame’ those soliciting for sex on social media. [skynews]

Twitter files petitions for lawsuits against access ban in Turkey

Twitter announced on Wednesday that it had filed petitions for lawsuits in a number of Turkish courts to demand a formal lifting of the ban on the service in the country. Twitter says that the proposed ban is a series of three court orders that it wasn’t privy to before the ban was enacted, which…

Turkey blocks access to Twitter

Turkey has blocked access to Twitter, hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vowed to close down the social media platform. “We now have a court order. We’ll eradicate Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic,” Erdoğan said at his campaign rally in the…

California man arrested after Twitter threat to ‘shoot someone walking’

A 20-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested on Thursday for threatening to shoot someone if enough people signaled their approval online, KTLA-TV reported. Police arrested Dakkari Dijon McAnuff on suspicion of making criminal threats after being alerted to his Twitter post Tuesday morning stating, “100 RTs and I’ll shoot someone walking,” alongside a picture of…

Apple, Google, Facebook, and Other Companies Launch a Campaign to Reform Government Surveillance

A group of tech companies — AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo — has written an open letter to President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress calling for a reform of government surveillance following numerous revelations about the NSA’s data collection practices. The coalition presents five core principles to inform future surveillance…